“If President Iajuddin Ahmed is unable to do his job, the president must say so himself, and not the doctors, since the president is not in a comma or any other critical situation.”
former judge of the appellate division of the Supreme Court.
“The meetings were constructive. ”
SABER HOSSAIN CHOWDHURY
political secretary of Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina
about a meeting with former Indian prime ministers LK Advani and IK Gujral.
“The then chief of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) sent a condolence message to the Pakistan government for the death of a co-pilot, labelling Matiur Rahman as a traitor and extolling pilot Rashid Minhas as a 'shaheed'”
Awami League lawmaker in the parliament.
On May 7, 1971, Matiur tried to pilot a plane from Karachi to India in an attempt to join Bangladesh's liberation war. Matiur's co-pilot Minhas thwarted the attempt; the JI actively opposed Bangladesh's independence by forming several paramilitia group that had perpetrated rape and genocide on innocent Bangladeshis. Matiur Rahman Nizami, a notorious war criminal, now adorns the current cabinet.
“A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.”
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States.
“We need to bite into the glass so that it will cut the skin on the inside of our mouth.”
a would-be suicide bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE).
"Then the cyanide goes into the bloodstream. We'll be feeling a fizzing at the back of our mouth after about seven seconds and then we die," he continues. Mariaivedan and fellow Tamils are fighting for a separate homeland in Sri Lanka.
“Do you think you are dealing with a 4-year-old child to whom you can give some walnuts and chocolates and get gold from him?”
about his country's diplomatic negotiations with some Western countries.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2006